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“We deserve justice:” Nate Hamilton reacts no charges being filed against Christopher Manney

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The family of Dontre Hamilton reacted on Monday afternoon, December 22nd to the news that former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney will not be criminally charged for fatally shooting Dontre in April.

Nate Hamilton, Dontre's brother, has led the charge seeking criminal charges against Manney. On Monday afternoon, he told the people gathered, "We're not going to cover up injustice with our tears...We deserve justice, justice is our right."

Hamilton said he loved his family and he loved his brother. He said this is a "fight that we are going to endure, we going to stay strong, we're not going to waver."

Hamilton went on to say, "We're going to stay strong. We must wake the people up -- we must show them injustice does exist."

Prior to Nate Hamilton taking to the podium, the Hamilton family attorney, Jonathan Safran, spoke. Safran said the Hamilton family is "extremely disappointed" in the decision not to charge former Officer Manney in this case. He said, "This is a case which cries out for justice, criminal charges against Christopher Manney, and the accountability to Dontre Hamilton's family."

Safran proceeded to announce he has reached out to U.S. Attorneys Office for Eastern Wisconsin and formally requested that they communicate with the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division criminal section to immediately commence a federal investigation into the Hamilton case. They believe federal charges are warranted in this case.

The family's attorney is calling for peace among protesters as Nate Hamilton lets a city know, they will not be quieted.

"We need to protect each other. We need to stop the violence in our communities, so we can get rid of the pigs that kill us," said Nate Hamilton.

The U.S. Attorney's Office announcing late Monday afternoon, that the Department of Justice will be reviewing the case to see whether any civil rights were violated.

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  • Wise eye

    I 100% agree. This case cannot even be compared to New York, and how dare they compare them! The real injustice here has been that Dontre was failed by the family that is trying so hard now to get “justice”. The true justice should of been given by his brother, mother, father, and other family members by helping him. They left him to sleep in a park. They can continue to demand, and I pray that over and over, their demands be shot down, just as they allowed their family member to be. Rule, don’t claim you love someone after the fact…..love them before.

    • Scott

      At 3:00 in the afternoon, anyone should be able to have a nap in the park without someone calling the cops and to make it worse, a bully cop arrives and beats him with a night stick. The autopsy report shows that he had been beaten about the head before he was shot. Relaxing in the park in not a capital offense.

  • Chris Multerer

    Sheila..notice how he went from wearing glasses and business casual attire, to army jacket, no glasses, and camouflage pants. He went from Clark Kent to radical idiot. Just listen to him talk .

  • Ayup

    Says it all right there: “We deserve justice.” He didn’t say “Dontre deserves justice.” Speaks volumes…

  • Bri

    Fox 6 deletes comments that they don’t agree with. Typical news only there opinions are expressed. Liberal media at its finest.

  • R

    I 100% agreen with the ruling, but respect the rights to a peaceful protest…this is America after all. The thing that scares me most is who’s the angry looking guy on the right with the bow tie and the Nation of Islam NOI stocking cap. Is he a friend or even local person? I find it far fetched that the brother was involved in the hate mongering NOI until they sold him on the fact he could be a leader or a voice….of what hate? Where was that “leader” when his brother was homeless when they knew he was schizophrenic since 2013 when he attempted suicide. There are better paths to racial progress than the radical Nation of Islam which just creates more of a divid by turning young black men’s anger into a negative energy rather than focusing it on something with a positive impact.

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